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  • Paediatric family activated rapid response interventions; qualitative systematic review

    Cresham Fox, Shannon; Taylor, Nicola; Marufu, Takawira C; Hendron, Elizabeth; Manning, Joseph C (Elsevier, 2022)
    Background Failure to recognise deterioration early which results in patient death, is considered failure to rescue and it is identified as one of the leading causes of harm to patients. It is recognised that patients and their families can often recognise changes within the child’s condition before healthcare professionals. To mitigate the risk of failure to rescue and promote early intervention, family-activated rapid response systems are becoming widely acknowledged and accepted as part of family integrated care. Objective To identify current family-activated rapid response interventions in hospitalised paediatric patients and understand mechanisms by which family activation works. Methods A narrative systematic review of published studies was conducted. Seven online databases; AMED, CINHAL, EMBASE, EMCARE, HMIC, JBI, and Medline were searched for potentially relevant papers. The critical appraisal skills programme tool was used to assess methodological rigor and validity of included studies. Results Six studies met the predefined inclusion criteria. Five telephone family activation interventions were identified; Call for Help, medical emergency-teams, Condition HELP, rapid response teams, and family initiated rapid response. Principles underpinning all interventions were founded on a principal of granting families access to a process to escalate concerns to hospital emergency teams. Identified interventions outcomes and mechanisms include; patient safety, empowerment of families, partnership working/ family centred care, effective communication and better patient outcomes. Interventions lacked multi-lingual options. Conclusion Family activation rapid response system are fundamental to family integrated care and enhancing patient safety. Underlying principles and concepts in delivering interventions are transferable across global healthcare system.
  • Paediatric intensive care follow-up provision in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland

    Manning, Joseph C; Popejoy, Emma; Dodds, Elizabeth (John Wiley and Sons Ltd, 2021)
    The objective of this study was to examine the characteristic, content, and role of Paediatric Intensive Care Units (PICUs) in the provision of follow-up for children and their families' post-intensive care discharge in the United Kingdom (UK) and Republic of Ireland (RoI). The study followed a descriptive self-reported, web-based survey design. "In-hospital PICU follow-up" was defined as follow-up delivered by the PICU team following PICU discharge but before hospital discharge and "post-discharge PICU follow-up" was defined as follow-up delivered by the PICU team following hospital discharge. The survey was administered to all 28 PICUs in the UK and RoI. Paediatric intensive care medical directors or delegated individuals participated. Data were collected between September 2017 and January 2018 with a response rate of 79% (n = 22/28). Twelve units provided either in-hospital and/or post-discharge PICU follow-up. Ten (45%) PICUs reported providing in-hospital follow-up, with half (n = 5) using an eligibility criteria for in-hospital follow-up, which related to disease groups. The most frequently reported form of in-hospital PICU follow-up consisted of face-to-face patient consultation (n = 8) by a PICU doctor (n = 5) and/or nurse (n = 4). The time at which initial contact was made was usually not predetermined (n = 4) and the assessment of care needs included are tracheostomy care (n = 4), respiratory care (n = 4), and sedative medication weaning plan (n = 5). Four PICUs reported to provide post-discharge follow-up. This involved telephone (n = 2), follow-up clinic consultations (n = 1) or home visits (n = 1), provided predominantly by PICU doctors (n = 2), with their activity directed by patient needs (n = 3). Despite increasing evidence to suggest PICU survivors and their families experience negative sequalae post-PICU discharge, less than half of PICUs surveyed provide in-hospital follow-up and only a minority provide post-discharge follow-up. There is variation in the delivery, content, and format of in-hospital and post-discharge PICU follow-up in the UK and RoI. Copyright © 2020 British Association of Critical Care Nurses.
  • Quality of patient-reported outcomes used for quality of life, physical function, and functional capacity in trials of childhood fractures

    Manning, Joseph C (Bone and Joint Publishing, 2020)
    AIMS: This study evaluates the quality of patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) reported in childhood fracture trials and recommends outcome measures to assess and report physical function, functional capacity, and quality of life using the COnsensus-based Standards for the selection of health Measurement INstruments (COSMIN) standards., METHODS: A Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA)-compliant systematic review of OVID Medline, Embase, and Cochrane CENTRAL was performed to identify all PROMs reported in trials. A search of OVID Medline, Embase, and PsycINFO was performed to identify all PROMs with validation studies in childhood fractures. Development studies were identified through hand-searching. Data extraction was undertaken by two reviewers. Study quality and risk of bias was evaluated by COSMIN guidelines and recorded on standardized checklists., RESULTS: Searches yielded 13,672 studies, which were screened to identify 124 trials and two validation studies. Review of the 124 trials identified 16 reported PROMs, of which two had validation studies. The development papers were retrieved for all PROMs. The quality of the original development studies was adequate for Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) Mobility and Upper Extremity and doubtful for the EuroQol Five Dimension Youth questionnaire (EQ-5D-Y). All other PROMs were found to have inadequate development studies. No content validity studies were identified. Reviewer-rated content validity was acceptable for six PROMs: Activity Scale for Kids (ASK), Childhood Health Assessment Questionnaire, PROMIS Upper Extremity, PROMIS Mobility, EQ-5D-Y, and Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory (PedsQL4.0). The Modified Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand (DASH) questionnaire was shown to have indeterminate reliability and convergence validity in one study and PROMIS Upper Extremity had insufficient convergence validity in one study., CONCLUSION: There is insufficient evidence to recommend strongly the use of any single PROM to assess and report physical function or quality of life following childhood fractures. There is a need to conduct validation studies for PROMs. In the absence of these studies, we cautiously recommend the use of the PROMIS or ASK-P for physical function and the PedsQL4.0 or EQ-5D-Y for quality of life. Cite this article: Bone Joint J 2020;102-B(12):1599-1607.
  • An exploration of predictors of children's nurses' attitudes, knowledge, confidence and clinical behavioural intentions towards children and young people who self-harm

    Manning, Joseph C (John Wiley and Sons Ltd, 2018)
    AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To explore the potential predictors of children's nurses' attitudes, knowledge and confidence towards caring for children and young people admitted to hospital with self-harm., BACKGROUND: Admissions to paediatric inpatient settings for individuals who have self-harmed are growing. Limited previous research suggests that nurses have mixed attitudes towards people who have self-harmed and potentially lack the confidence to provide effective care. There is a specific paucity of research in this area for children's nurses., DESIGN: A cross-sectional descriptive survey was used to gather data for exploration of variables associated with attitudes, confidence, knowledge and clinical behavioural intentions of 98 registered children's nurses in a single tertiary children's hospital, colocated in a large acute NHS Trust in the UK., METHODS: Data were collected over a 4 weeks in 2015, using an online survey tool. The predictive effect of several demographic variables was tested on the outcomes of attitudes, knowledge, confidence and behavioural intentions, which were collected using relevant, previously used outcome measures., RESULTS: Increased experience was found to be associated with improved attitudes relating to negativity. Previous training in caring for children who had self-harmed was found to be associated with improved attitudes around perceived effectiveness of their care. Higher academic qualifications and having undertaken previous training on self-harm were each found to be associated with increased knowledge of self-harm, and increased age was associated with reduced knowledge of self-harm., CONCLUSIONS: This study provides an initial exploration of variables associated with attitudes, knowledge, confidence and behaviour intentions of registered children's nurses in relation to caring for CYP who have self-harmed., RELEVANCE TO CLINICAL PRACTICE: Targeted training on caring for CYP who have self-harmed should be considered as a component of continuing education for registered children's nurses in the UK to improve the experience and outcomes for this patient group. Copyright ©2018 The Authors Journal of Clinical Nursing Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
  • A qualitative, exploratory study of nurses' decision-making when interrupted during medication administration within the paediatric intensive care unit

    Bower, Rachel A; Manning, Joseph C (Elsevier Ltd, 2018)
    OBJECTIVE: In the paediatric intensive care unit (PICU), medication administration is challenging. Empirical studies demonstrate that interruptions occur frequently and that nurses are fundamental in the delivery of medication. However, little is known about nurse's decision making when interrupted during medication administration. Therefore, the objective is to understand decision making when interrupted during medication administration within the PICU., RESEARCH DESIGN: A qualitative study incorporating non-participant observation and audio recorded semi-structured interviews. A convenience sample of ten PICU nurses were interviewed. Each interview schedule was informed by two hours of observation which involved a further 29 PICU nurses. Data was analysed using Framework Analysis., SETTING: A regional PICU located in a university teaching hospital in the United Kingdom., FINDINGS: Analysis resulted in four overarching themes: (1) Guiding the medication process, (2) Concentration, focus and awareness, (3) Influences on interruptions (4) Impact and recovery CONCLUSION: Medication administration within the PICU is an essential but complex activity. Interruptions can impact on focus and concentration which can contribute to patient harm. Decision making by PICU nurses is influenced by interruption awareness, fluctuating levels of concentration, and responding to critically ill patient and families' needs. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
  • A regional evaluation of the health care utilization and outcomes of children and young people with long-term ventilation needs

    Popejoy, Emma; Marufu, Takawira C; Thomas, David A; Gregory, Rachel; Frost, Adele; McNarry, Nicola; Hurley, Matthew; Manning, Joseph C (John Wiley and Sons Ltd, 2021)
    BACKGROUND: Globally, the number of children and young people (CYP) with long-term ventilation (LTV) needs is increasing, with high associated health care costs, due to frequent hospital admissions and contact with community health care services. However, demographic, health care utilization and outcome details of the CYP cared for locally is unknown. This study aimed to examine health care utilization and outcomes for this patient population., METHODS: Routinely collected data from 2014 to 2018 were extracted from local LTV team records and from hospital electronic patient records. Descriptive and inferential statistical analysis was performed using SPSS 17., RESULTS: A total of 112 CYP aged 0-17 years old were included in the evaluation. Sixty per cent (n = 67) commenced ventilation in hospital, and 62% (n = 69) had at-least one hospitalization event whilst they were on LTV, with a median length of stay of 3 days. Most hospitalizations were unplanned and respiratory in nature. Ninety-five per cent (n = 106) of CYP accessed at least one clinic appointment whilst on LTV, with a median of 20 outpatient clinic appointments during the study period. The majority of CYP received time-intensive support from LTV nurses and physiotherapists during the period that they received LTV. Minimal seasonal variation existed in relation to hospital admissions. Year on year increasing trend of hospital admissions was noted. The observed mortality rate was 3.6% (n = 4), 72.3% (n = 81) remained active on LTV, 14% (n = 16) were liberated from their ventilation and 9% (n = 10) transitioned to adult care by the end of the study., CONCLUSION: The study highlights the most common modes of health care utilization for CYP with LTV needs. To enable formalization of future resource planning and accurate assessment of health care utilization in evaluations, there is an urgent need to create a systematic approach for relevant LTV data collection. Copyright © 2020 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
  • Blended foods for tube-fed children: A safe and realistic option? A rapid review of the evidence

    Manning, Joseph C (BMJ Publishing, 2017)
    With the growing number of children and young people with complex care needs or life-limiting conditions, alternative routes for nutrition have been established (such as gastrostomy feeding). The conditions of children and young people who require such feeding are diverse but could relate to problems with swallowing (dysphagia), digestive disorders or neurological/muscular disorders. However, the use of a blended diet as an alternative to prescribed formula feeds for children fed via a gastrostomy is a contentious issue for clinicians and researchers. From a rapid review of the literature, we identify that current evidence falls into three categories: (1) those who feel that the use of a blended diet is unsafe and substandard; (2) those who see benefits of such a diet as an alternative in particular circumstances (eg, to reduce constipation) and (3) those who see merit in the blended diet but are cautious to proclaim potential benefits due to the lack of clinical research. There may be some benefits to using blended diets, although concerns around safety, nutrition and practical issues remain. Copyright Published by the BMJ Publishing Group Limited. For permission to use (where not already granted under a licence) please go to
  • Conceptualizing post intensive care syndrome in children-the PICS-p framework

    Manning, Joseph C (Wolters Kluwer, 2018)
    CONTEXT: Over the past several decades, advances in pediatric critical care have saved many lives. As such, contemporary care has broadened its focus to also include minimizing morbidity. Post Intensive Care Syndrome, also known as "PICS," is a group of cognitive, physical, and mental health impairments that commonly occur in patients after ICU discharge. Post Intensive Care Syndrome has been well-conceptualized in the adult population but not in children., OBJECTIVE: To develop a conceptual framework describing Post Intensive Care Syndrome in pediatrics that includes aspects of the experience that are unique to children and their families., DATA SYNTHESIS: The Post Intensive Care Syndrome in pediatrics (PICS-p) framework highlights the importance of baseline status, organ system maturation, psychosocial development, the interdependence of family, and trajectories of health recovery that can potentially impact a child's life for decades., CONCLUSION: Post Intensive Care Syndrome in pediatrics will help illuminate the phenomena of surviving childhood critical illness and guide outcomes measurement in the field. Empirical studies are now required to validate and refine this framework, and to subsequently develop a set of core outcomes for this population. With explication of Post Intensive Care Syndrome in pediatrics, the discipline of pediatric critical care will then be in a stronger position to map out recovery after pediatric critical illness and to evaluate interventions designed to mitigate risk for poor outcomes with the goal of optimizing child and family health.
  • Decision-making and future planning for children with life-limiting conditions: A qualitative systematic review and thematic synthesis

    Popejoy, Emma; Manning, Joseph C (John Wiley and Sons Ltd, 2017)
    BACKGROUND: In the last decade, the number of children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions in England has almost doubled, and it is estimated that worldwide, there are 1.2 million children with palliative care needs. Families and professionals caring for children with life-limiting conditions are likely to face a number of difficult treatment decisions and develop plans for future care over the course of the child's life, but little is known about the process by which these decisions and plans are made., METHODS: The purpose of this review is to synthesize findings from qualitative research that has investigated decision-making and future planning for children with life-limiting conditions. A systematic search of six online databases was conducted and identified 887 papers for review; five papers were selected for inclusion, using predefined criteria. Reference list searching and contacting authors identified a further four papers for inclusion., RESULTS: Results sections of the papers were coded and synthesized into themes. Nineteen descriptive themes were identified, and these were further synthesized into four analytical themes. Analytical themes were 'decision factors', 'family factors', 'relational factors' and 'system factors'., CONCLUSIONS: Review findings indicate that decision-making and future planning is difficult and needs to be individualized for each family. However, deficits in understanding the dynamic, relational and contextual aspects of decision-making remain and require further research. Copyright © 2017 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
  • Assessment tools of immediate risk of self-harm and suicide in children and young people: A scoping review

    Walker, Gemma; Manning, Joseph C (Sage, 2019)
    There are increasing numbers of children presenting to paediatric hospital settings in mental health crisis. Typically, non-mental health professionals are responsible for the initial assessment of these children and are required to identify immediate physical and emotional health needs. To ensure the safety of these children, immediate risk of suicide and self-harm should be assessed. However, no standardized assessment tool is used in clinical practice, and for those tools that are used, their validity and reliability is unclear. A scoping review was conducted to identify the existing assessment tools of immediate self-harm and suicide risk. Searches of electronic databases and relevant reference lists were undertaken. Twenty-two tools were identified and most assessed acute risk of suicide with only four tools incorporating a self-harm assessment. The tools varied in number of items (4-146), subscales (0-11) and total scores (16-192). Half incorporated Likert-type scales, and most were completed via self-report. Many tools were subject to limited psychometric testing, and no single tool was valid or reliable for use with children presenting in mental health crisis to non-mental health settings. As such, a clinically appropriate, valid and reliable tool that assesses immediate risk of self-harm and suicide in paediatric settings should be developed.
  • Study protocol for a multicentre longitudinal mixed methods study to explore the Outcomes of ChildrEn and fAmilies in the first year after paediatric Intensive Care: The OCEANIC study

    Manning, Joseph C; Popejoy, Emma (BMJ Publishing, 2020)
    INTRODUCTION: Annually in the UK, 20 000 children become very ill or injured and need specialist care within a paediatric intensive care unit (PICU). Most children survive. However, some children and their families may experience problems after they have left the PICU including physical, functional and/or emotional problems. It is unknown which children and families experience such problems, when these occur or what causes them. The aim of this mixed-method longitudinal cohort study is to understand the physical, functional, emotional and social impact of children surviving PICU (aged: 1 month-17 years), their parents and siblings, during the first year after a PICU admission., METHODS AND ANALYSIS: A quantitative study involving 300 child survivors of PICU; 300 parents; and 150-300 siblings will collect data (using self-completion questionnaires) at baseline, PICU discharge, 1, 3, 6 and 12 months post-PICU discharge. Questionnaires will comprise validated and reliable instruments. Demographic data, PICU admission and treatment data, health-related quality of life, functional status, strengths and difficulties behaviour and post-traumatic stress symptoms will be collected from the child. Parent and sibling data will be collected on the impact of paediatric health conditions on the family's functioning capabilities, levels of anxiety and social impact of the child's PICU admission. Data will be analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Concurrently, an embedded qualitative study involving semistructured interviews with 24 enrolled families at 3 months and 9 months post-PICU discharge will be undertaken. Framework analysis will be used to analyse the qualitative data., ETHICS AND DISSEMINATION: The study has received ethical approval from the National Health Services Research Ethics Committee (Ref: 19/WM/0290) and full governance clearance. This will be the first UK study to comprehensively investigate physical, functional, emotional and social consequences of PICU survival in the first-year postdischarge.Clinical Trials Registration Number: ISRCTN28072812 Pre-results]. Copyright © Author(s) (or their employer(s)) 2020. Re-use permitted under CC BY. Published by BMJ.
  • Exploring participation after paediatric acquired brain injury

    Manning, Joseph C; Keetley, Rachel (Sage, 2021)
    This study aimed to explore the levels of participation in a UK sample of children and young people (CYP) with an acquired brain injury (ABI) at home, school and in the community through a cross-sectional study. The Child and Family Follow-Up Survey was distributed to parents/carers of 134 CYP with ABI (CYP-ABI) who received neuro-rehabilitation from 2014 to 2016. Access and recruitment were problematic resulting in a low response rate (4%). Widespread restrictions in participation were reported by four of the five respondents with community-structured events/activities and educational activities being the most restricted. Factors impacting on participation were cognitive-based and movement skills, family stress and lack of support/encouragement in the community. Study results provide information pertaining to the feasibility of undertaking research with this population while also highlighting the restrictions to participation experienced by CYP-ABI more than two years after injury.
  • Children and Young People-Mental Health Safety Assessment Tool (CYP-MH SAT) study: Protocol for the development and psychometric evaluation of an assessment tool to identify immediate risk of self-harm and suicide in children and young people (10-19 years) in acute paediatric hospital settings

    Manning, Joseph C; Walker, Gemma; Witchell, Miranda (BMJ Publishing, 2018)
    INTRODUCTION: Currently, no standardised, evidence-based assessment tool for assessing immediate self-harm and suicide in acute paediatric inpatient settings exists., AIM: The aim of this study is to develop and test the psychometric properties of an assessment tool that identifies immediate risk of self-harm and suicide in children and young people (10-19 years) in acute paediatric hospital settings., METHODS AND ANALYSIS: Development phase: This phase involved a scoping review of the literature to identify and extract items from previously published suicide and self-harm risk assessment scales. Using a modified electronic Delphi approach, these items will then be rated according to their relevance for assessment of immediate suicide or self-harm risk by expert professionals. Inclusion of items will be determined by 65%-70% consensus between raters. Subsequently, a panel of expert members will convene to determine the face validity, appropriate phrasing, item order and response format for the finalised items.Psychometric testing phase: The finalised items will be tested for validity and reliability through a multicentre, psychometric evaluation. Psychometric testing will be undertaken to determine the following: internal consistency, inter-rater reliability, convergent, divergent validity and concurrent validity., ETHICS AND DISSEMINATION: Ethical approval was provided by the National Health Service East Midlands-Derby Research Ethics Committee (17/EM/0347) and full governance clearance received by the Health Research Authority and local participating sites. Findings from this study will be disseminated to professionals and the public via peer-reviewed journal publications, popular social media and conference presentations. Copyright © Article author(s) (or their employer(s) unless otherwise stated in the text of the article) 2018. All rights reserved. No commercial use is permitted unless otherwise expressly granted.
  • Assessing risk of self-harm in acute paediatric settings: A multicentre exploratory evaluation of the CYP-MH SAPhE instrument

    Manning, Joseph C; Walker, Gemma; Coad, Jane; CYP-MH SAT, Study Group (BMJ Publishing, 2021)
    OBJECTIVE: To psychometrically assess the Children and Young People-Mental Health Self-harm Assessment in Paediatric healthcare Environments (CYP-MH SAPhE) instrument for the identification of immediate risk of self-harm in CYP, aged 10-19 years, in acute paediatric wards or emergency departments., DESIGN: The CYP-MH SAPhE Instrument was developed through a robust scoping review and Delphi consensus with 30 clinicians/topic experts. To evaluate the psychometric properties, a multicentre exploratory study was conducted., SETTING: Three acute hospitals in the UK., PARTICIPANTS: 163 CYP presenting at acute hospital settings with primary mental health (cases) or physical health (non-cases) conditions., PRIMARY AND SECONDARY OUTCOME MEASURES: Psychometric properties of the CYP-MH SAPhE instrument were evaluated through Principle Axis Factoring (PAF) with Oblimin (Kaiser normalisation) alongside measures of internal consistency (Cronbach's alpha), convergent, discriminant and face validity., RESULTS: PAF of the dichotomous items (n=9) loaded onto three factors (1) behaviours and intentions; (2) suicidality and (3) self-harm. Factors 1 (Cronbach's alpha=0.960) and 3 (Cronbach's alpha=1) had high internal consistency. There was: good level of agreement between raters (kappa=0.65); a moderately positive correlation between the CYP-MH SAPhE instrument and the Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale; and discrimination between cases and non-cases across the three factors (factor 1: m=88 vs 70; factor 2: m=102 vs 70; factor 3: m=104 vs 68). Assessment of face validity resulted in six items being removed, culminating in an eight question, rapid assessment instrument., CONCLUSIONS: The results support the CYP-MH SAPhE Tool as a potentially reliable and valid instrument to identify immediate risk of self-harm in CYP presenting to acute paediatric healthcare environments, which is a burgeoning and significant global health issue. Copyright © Author(s) (or their employer(s)) 2021. Re-use permitted under CC BY-NC. No commercial re-use. See rights and permissions. Published by BMJ.
  • 'Our Care through Our Eyes'. Impact of a co-produced digital educational programme on nurses' knowledge, confidence and attitudes in providing care for children and young people who have self-harmed: A mixed-methods study in the UK

    Manning, Joseph C; Cooper, Joanne; Crew, Jamie; Wood, Damian (BMJ Publishing, 2017)
    OBJECTIVES: (1) To determine the impact of a digital educational intervention on the knowledge, attitudes, confidence and behavioural intention of registered children's nurses working with children and young people (CYP) admitted with self-harm.(2) To explore the perceived impact, suitability and usefulness of the intervention., INTERVENTION: A digital educational intervention that had been co-produced with CYP service users, registered children's nurses and academics., SETTING: A prospective, uncontrolled, intervention study with preintervention and postintervention measurement, conducted at a large acute NHS Trust in the UK., PARTICIPANTS: From a pool of 251 registered children's nurses and 98 participants were recruited to complete the intervention (response rate=39%). At follow-up, 52% of participants completed the postintervention questionnaire, with 65% (n=33) of those reporting to have completed the digital educational intervention., PRIMARY OUTCOME MEASURES: Attitude towards self-harm in CYP was measured using a 13-item questionnaire; knowledge of self-harm in CYP was measured through an adapted 12-item questionnaire; confidence in different areas of practice was measured through Likert Scale responses; self-efficacy for working with CYP who have self-harmed was measured through an adapted version of the Self-efficacy Towards Helping Scale; clinical behavioural intention was measured by the Continuing Professional Development Reaction Questionnaire. Semistructured interviews were undertaken with a purposive sample of participants., RESULTS: For those who completed the intervention (n=33), improvements were observed in knowledge (effect size, ES: 0.69), confidence, and in some domains relating to attitudes (effectiveness domain-ES: 0.49), and clinical behavioural intention (belief about consequences-ES:0.49; moral norm-ES: 0.43; beliefs about capability-ES: 0.42). Qualitative findings suggest participants experienced skill development, feelings of empowerment and reflection on own practice., CONCLUSIONS: The effect of the intervention is promising and demonstrates the potential it has in improving registered children's nurse's knowledge, confidence and attitudes. However, further testing is required to confirm this. Copyright © Article author(s) (or their employer(s) unless otherwise stated in the text of the article) 2017. All rights reserved. No commercial use is permitted unless otherwise expressly granted.
  • Co-producing a digital educational programme for registered children's nurses to improve care of children and young people admitted with self-harm

    Manning, Joseph C (Sage, 2017)
    Despite the increasing prevalence of hospital admissions for self-harm in children and young people (CYP), there is paucity of registered children's nurse (rCN) training or involvement of children to improve care for this often stigmatized patient group. This article describes a participatory approach towards using co-production with CYP and rCN to develop a digital educational programme to improve nurses' knowledge, attitudes and confidence in caring for CYP with self-harm injuries. A priority-setting workshop with rCNs was used to establish consensus of information needs. This was followed by an e-learning content development workshop undertaken with CYP whom had previously experienced hospital admissions for self-harm injuries. Findings from the nurse priority-setting workshop identified three educational priorities: (1) knowledge of self-harm, (2) effective communication and (3) risk management. The CYP subsequently developed these topic areas to ensure the contents and design of the e-learning resource had fidelity by reflecting the experiences of CYP and needs when cared for in hospital. This article illustrates that involving service users to co-develop educational materials is a feasible and important step in designing educational resources and ensures the content is relevant, appropriate and sensitive to both the recipient of care and those responsible for its delivery.
  • Outcomes reported in trials of childhood fractures: A systematic review

    Manning, Joseph C (Bone and Joint Publishing, 2020)
    AIMS: To analyze outcomes reported in trials of childhood fractures., METHODS: OVID MEDLINE, Embase, and Cochrane CENTRAL databases were searched on the eighth August 2019. A manual search of trial registries, bibliographic review and internet search was used to identify additional studies. 11,476 studies were screened following PRISMA guidelines. 100 trials were included in the analysis. Data extraction was completed by two researchers for each trial. Study quality was not evaluated. Outcomes reported by trials were mapped onto domains in the World Health Organization (WHO) International Classification of Function framework., RESULTS: In all, 525 outcomes were identified representing 52 WHO domains. Four domains were reported in more than 50% of trials: structure of upper/lower limb, sensation of pain, mobility of joint function, and health services, systems and policies. The Activities Scale for Kids performance (ASK-p) score was the most common outcome score reported in 6/72 upper limb and 4/28 lower limb trials., CONCLUSION: There is a diverse range of outcomes reported in trials of childhood fractures covering all areas in the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) framework. There were three common upper limb and three common lower limb outcomes. In the absence of a core outcome set, we recommend that upper limb trials report pain, range of movement and radiograph appearance of the arm and lower limb trials report pain, radiograph appearance of the leg and healthcare costs to improve consistency of reporting in future trials.Cite this article: Bone Joint Open 2020;1-5:167-174. Copyright © 2020 Author(s) et al.
  • CORE-Kids: A protocol for the development of a core outcome set for childhood fractures

    Manning, Joseph C (BMJ Publishing, 2020)
    INTRODUCTION: Limb fractures in children are common yet there are few trials that compare treatments for these injuries. There is significant heterogeneity in the outcomes reported in the paediatric orthopaedic literature, which limits the ability to compare study results and draw firm conclusions. The aim of the CORE-Kids Study is to develop a core outcome set for use in research studies of childhood limb fractures. A core outcome set will provide a minimum set of outcomes to be measured in all trials to minimise the heterogeneity of outcomes reported and minimise reporting bias. A core outcome set ensures that outcomes are reported that are relevant to families as well as clinicians. The core outcome set will include additional upper and lower limb modules., METHODS: The development of the core outcome set will require four phases to evaluate:What are the outcomes that are relevant to professionals?What are the outcomes that are relevant to families?What are the most important of these outcomes?Which outcomes should be included in the core outcome set?This will be completed through a systematic review of trials to identify the outcomes domains that are relevant to trialists. A series of semi-structured interviews will be completed with families to identify the outcome domains that are relevant to families. These outcome domains will be used in a three-round Delphi Study to analyse the importance of these outcome domains to a range of stakeholders including parents, clinicians and researchers. Following this, the core outcome set will be decided at a consensus meeting., ETHICS AND DISSEMINATION: Ethical approval has been awarded HRA/REC IRAS number 262503. Date of approval 06/08/2019. Dissemination will be through scientific literature and international societies., TRIAL REGISTRATION: Core Outcome Measures in Effectiveness Trials Initiative, registration number: 1274. Date of registration 13/12/2018., PROSPERO REGISTRATION NUMBER: CRD42018106605. Copyright © Author(s) (or their employer(s)) 2020. Re-use permitted under CC BY. Published by BMJ.
  • A scoping review of the needs of children and young people with acquired brain injuries and their families

    Keetley, Rachel; Manning, Joseph C (Taylor and Francis, 2019)
    Understanding the needs of children and young people (CYP) with acquired brain injuries (ABI) is essential in delivering pathways of care and providing effective rehabilitation. Aim: To identify relevant literature and key themes relating to the nature and extent of needs (met, unmet or unrecognized) of CYP with ABI and their families. Method: Scoping review. Sixteen electronic bibliographic databases were searched using terms relating to children, brain injury and need. Papers were screened against eligibility criteria by two independent reviewers. No date limits were applied. Data were extracted by the lead author regarding the needs of CYP with ABI and their families and thematic analysis conducted to identify the key themes. Methodological quality was not assessed. Results: A total of 28 articles were identified including three systematic reviews, one scoping review, two practice recommendation articles, and 22 original research studies. Participants included CYP with ABI, parents, siblings, and professionals. Four key themes were identified; CYP-related impairment needs, support needs, return to school and long-term aftercare. Conclusion: CYP with ABI and their families report extensive needs, many of which are often unmet or unrecognized by those supporting the CYP. Needs transcend the health, social care, and education domains.
  • Parents' and carers' experiences of transition and aftercare following a child's discharge from a paediatric intensive care unit to an in-patient ward setting: A qualitative systematic review

    Manning, Joseph C (Elsevier Ltd, 2019)
    OBJECTIVES: To explore parents' experiences of transition and aftercare following their child's discharge from a paediatric intensive care unit to an in-patient ward., METHODS: A qualitative systematic review was conducted. Electronic databases CINAHL, MEDLINE, EMBASE, Psych INFO, and ASSIA were searched for qualitative studies with no date limits imposed. Methodological quality was assessed using the JBI QARI standardised critical appraisal instrument. Data were extracted into a standardised data extraction tool. Findings were pooled using a meta-aggregative approach., RESULTS: Four studies were included in the final review that included a total of 95 participants. Forty-nine findings were extracted and through an iterative process resulting in four synthesised findings being developed. These included: (1) Dynamic emotional response pre, peri and post-transfer; (2) Involvement in care absent but fundamental to functioning; (3) Changes in care delivery and environment provoking adverse emotions and (4) Transition as a physical, emotional and social balancing act., CONCLUSION: Transitioning from the paediatric intensive care unit to an in-patient ward can be a challenging time for parents, exposing them to a turbulent emotional and social status, and depleting their personal resources. Parents are aware of differences in the organisation and delivery of care between clinical areas which can compound the adversity experienced. Health professionals need to provide targeted support in order to mitigate these negative emotional, physical and social effects experienced. Copyright © 2018 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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